An area of low pressure shifted northeastward across central and northern California.

A plume of moisture accompanied this system, which led to moderate to heavy rain across much of the state. Flood advisories were issued in north central California. Modesto reported a midday total of 1.59 inches of rain and Salinas reported a midday total of 1.32 inches of rain.

Light to moderate showers also drifted eastward over the Great Basin, the Intermountain West and the northern High Plains. Flash flood watches were issued across northern Nevada.

Meanwhile, a low pressure area moved eastward over the upper Mississippi Valley. This system generated a cluster of light to moderate showers from northern Minnesota to northern Michigan.

Farther to the east, a robust area of low pressure produced a mixture of rain and snow in portions of New York and New England. Winter weather advisories were issued for western Maine. Rangeley, Maine, reported a midday total of 2.0 inches of snow. Portland, Maine, reported a midday total of 2.29 inches of rain.

High pressure kept most states across the southern Plains, the Deep South and the Southeast clear of precipitation. Scattered storms developed along parts of the western Gulf Coast and southern Florida. Dallas, Texas, recorded a midday high of 81 degrees. Atlanta, Georgia, recorded a midday high of 78 degrees.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 Coolidge Muni, Coolidge, Ariz.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................93 Brownsville, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................21 Mt. Washington, N.H.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-20 Gulkana, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................67 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.29 Portland, Maine

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